About Julie

Julie’s love for writing started in high school with a first-place award in a themed essay competition. Born with a hearing impairment and congenital abnormalities from rubella, Julie valued the power of the written word and developed recognition for speech patterns by learning musical instruments. Julie’s father encouraged her to pursue a degree in journalism and to keep writing no matter what.

Julie received a BFA in Dance Performance and Journalism from Southern Methodist University and completed two years’ post-graduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University. She wrote as a contributing editor for both school papers, area newspapers, and the regional magazine News of East Texas. She was a member of Golden Triangle Writers League while writing in East Texas, helping form her hometown’s first writer critique group with romance author Mary Lynn Baxter and true-crime author Suzy Spencer.

In Arkansas, Julie wrote for community theater, staging and filming independent projects, including her stage comedy “Garage Sale.” After receiving the Writer’s Digest 1999 Grand Prize, her winning short story “House Call” was optioned for publication by William J. Grabowski, former book reviewer and interviewer for The Horror Show magazine. She published her first of seven books in 2001.

Julie also worked as a teaching assistant for Rich Mountain Community College’s Radio/TV department while writing and collaborating on several screenplays, independent films, and student productions under the management of the late Jeff Ross. Among them are Killing Grounds, a Writer’s Network 2000 Honorable Mention, and Grave JumperFade-In magazine’s 2005 semi-finalist. Julie’s inspiration for Grave Jumper came from a composite of true crime cases by former Arkansas State Police Investigator Russell Welch, as well as “Unraveled,” Welch’s undercover exchange with runner Billy Bottoms regarding the investigation of Barry Seal. Julie shot and produced two short indies, Seven in Twelve and Stones, as well as a Hot Wheels “Beat That” competition video.

After joining Round Rock Writers’ Guild near Austin, Texas, Julie began collaborating with indie authors as a ghostwriter, editor, and book formatter. She primarily consults and doctors fiction, blog, and screenplay material. She previously worked on contract with Upwork and James Innes Group, writing for clients across the globe on fiction and nonfiction projects, resume enhancement, and LinkedIn profile consultation. Genres Julie has written are YA, children’s, self-help, inspirational, spiritual, thriller, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, sci-fi, contemporary romance, self-help, technical, and academic. She is currently shopping The Rabbit in Me, a screenplay she co-wrote with Nashville Musician Bart Bryars about his seven-year imprisonment for trafficking cocaine.

Julie works as a remote freelance ghostwriter and editor for julierogersbooks.com, authorsassistant.com, and Edioak (New York) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the setting of her seventh book, Falling Stars. She hosts Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow’s Write Now podcast, a monthly broadcast featuring former WCDH alumni and authors across the globe. She lives in Eureka Springs with her husband, Jim, a primary care physician, their furry children Madison, Kate, Sukie, and mollusks Dewey, Decimal, and System. She has one son, Seth, who works as a video game level designer in Austin.

Julie is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, Association of Publishers for Special Sales, IMDb, the Northwest Arkansas Screenwriters Collective, and Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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